How to get into flow: a simple guide for procrastinators

I told myself I’d get into the writing zone at 2:00 pm.

It’s 3:41.

I’d even set a time in my calendar and blocked out two whole hours – solely dedicated to writing a blog post.
Then what?

I went for a walk, had a cup of tea, ate a jam doughnut and managed to get stuck in the abyss that is blog ‘research’ (opening up 27 tabs and proceeding to flick between them, saving them as bookmarks for writing inspiration that I probably won’t open again).

This is a relatively common occurrence for me. If I could put procrastinating on my CV, I would.

However, when I’m not eating doughnuts and lurking around the internet, sometimes an extraordinary thing happens.

My fingers fly between keys at incredible speed; I don’t pay attention to people getting up around the office, I don’t register what playlist I’ve got rolling on Spotify. I don’t even stop to eat or drink.

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